On a chilly Thursday evening, the sound of the Humanities fountain’s rippling waters felt louder than ever, as they were underscored by the overwhelming silence of students, faculty and staff coming together to pray.
89 North, a bar in Patchogue, is typically a music venue built for a fun night out. But on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings, its dance floor and black wooden stage transform into the unlikely location of mass, held by a Christian-based group called The Harbor Church.
Did you hear about the good Christian man who lost his faith? He was a respected and active member of his church community for decades. Then one day, a gay couple walked into his restaurant. He served them coffee. And just like that, in a flash, his faith abandoned him. His soul was extricated. In an instant, he had become a morose, atheist heathen. He got a nice big A tattooed on his left buttock. He started sacrificing goats to honor the memory of Christopher Hitchens. He even started writing snarky diatribes on Facebook.